Rakitic looked anxious as he left the stadium knowing his injury might be serious.
The Three Lions suffered a heartbreaking extra-time defeat to Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup and Southgate says he will not leave anything to chance at Wembley.
Croatia will host Spain at Stadion Maksimir on Thursday as the UEFA Nations League competition continues.
Only a win last night in Zagreb gave Croatia hope of reaching the semi-finals after the earlier loss to Spain and draw against England. We have a completely new team, a completely new mindset.
"I would love to qualify for the final four, but our top objective is the European Championships", he said. So it's not that we wanted to show any disrespect to England but it is just in that moment all Croatians wanted to embrace all other Croatians!
At first the midfielder was considered a doubt for the match against England but it's been decided by the player, Croatia and FC Barcelona that it'd be best for him to return to Barcelona so he can undergo tests. "But coming to a full house at Wembley, they've got big players that will relish that challenge and we've got to relish that challenge as well".
Who do you think should replace the Croatian at Barcelona if he misses their matches?
"Whenever there is a line of three central defenders, the one in the middle is the focal point".
"We also knew that Stones, after various years with Pep Guardiola, knew how to do that job very well. With a little bit of luck we got the second goal with a headed clearance that falls right to Mario Mandzukic".